New day arrived , I was awakened by a cold breeze and gurgling sound of water. I rubbed my eyes for a while and let myself awed for a moment about what was unfolding in front of me. I woke up my friend too and we both were astonished to see that we were moving alongwith riverbank of Sutlej rushing through the enchanting valley in those rocky mountains. We could hear thundering sound of river all the way upto the mountains until we reached reckong peo( at an altitude of 2,290 metres) .
As we ascended upto the hills we got the first sight of kinner kailash range ,Kinnaur kailash being the mountain sacred to Hindus. No wonder why this village is called a land of fantasies and fairytales.
The majestic snow-capped mountains were so so grand and beautiful that we could not stop smiling.
After a tiring journey bus dropped us at peo from which we boarded on another bus to kalpa which happens to be on a higher elevation. As we deboarded we were startled to see that Kalpa seems a place straight out of paradise with lofty mountains and tall pine trees. We clicked and clicked to our heart contents.
Towering peaks looked more enchanting and closer to us as if we could reach out our hands to them since the village is located at an altitude of 2960 metres above the sea level.
We decided to get a balanced breakfast and at least some semblance of our daily morning regimen in a not very fancy hotel, which cost us 600rs per person. Tirelessly we strolled down on the narrow lanes flanked with apple orchards. We then visited a monastery with a temple complex which has wooden carvings and a golden door. There is a temple situated at highest point packed in between giant peaks. We sat there to adore the beauty of nature alongwith the sense of spirituality .
The quaint little town offered us a blend of indo tibet culture . People in Himachal feel pride in their old culture and traditions and Himachali Topi is one of them. Locals are very kind and are always ready to help unconditionally.
A 20-30 mins walk through the narrow mountain road led us to a must visit place, also known as suicide point, kalpa.
This place is as scary as it's name as it has a protruding clif forming a canyon over a deep valley.
Around 3 km away from the Kalpa village, this spot is so heavenly that the tourist forgets about the dangerous trench for a while.
We boosted ourselves and clicked there until we saw the light of the dawning sun.
We headed back to our hotel and decided to replenish ourselves with energy all over again for our next endeavours.